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alienist

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noun alien·ist \-nist\

Definition of alienist



Origin of alienist

French aliéniste, from aliéné insane, from Latin alienatus, past participle of alienare to estrange, from alienus


First Known Use: 1864


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alienist

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noun alien·ist \ˈā-lē-ə-nəst, ˈāl-yə-\

Medical Definition of alienist

  1. :  psychiatrist; especially :  one specializing in the legal aspects of psychiatry




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